Best Desktop Control Apps

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Scarpad, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. Scarpad macrumors 68000

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    Looking for opinion for the best combination of apps I can use to Control my Imac with the Ipad Pro I have coming. It would be nice if the Ipad app was optimized for the pro but not necessary. Also I have a few Windows 10 Machines I would like to do the same.
     
  2. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    I used iTeleport for years and loved it. The most recent version has some pretty negative reviews, but I haven't used it in a while, so I can't comment on that. I plan on trying it out again once my iPad Pro arrives.

    VNC Viewer is free, and OS X has a VNC built in via screen-sharing. You can install a VNC Server on your Windows machines.
     
  3. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    TeamViewer. I use it daily. It's free and i love it.
     
  4. krizko macrumors regular

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    Anybody know of any remote apps that have been updated/optimized for iPad Pro yet?

    I use iTeleport and Microsoft RDP app but both still run at iPad Air resolution.
     
  5. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    Splashtop is the best one Ive used to actually connect to my mac, but I think now they are subscription-based.

    To just control the keyboard and mouse of my mac, I use RCTrackpad
     
  6. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    I also use Splashtop; it's not optimized for the iPP yet but it works great and has a touchpad option that makes navigating around my Mac a lot easier than trying to touch tiny little icons and buttons. I have an account with them but I think it's still free for personal use, unless I'm just grandfathered in. A friend of mine just started using it on my recommendation and he didn't mention having to subscribe to anything.
     
  7. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    It's free to access on your local network. It's $16.99/year to access it away from home.

    (Also, the Splashtop iOS apps are on sale for $0.99 for Black Friday. They're usually $19.99 for iPad and $9.99 for iPhone I think)
     
  8. TurboPGT! macrumors 68000

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    I use Screens which is really good. They are always on top of iOS updates and new features. Unlike some of the other apps already mentioned here. I gave up on iTeleport years ago due to terrible support and slow to update.
    With the size of iPad Pro, I feel like this is a really viable option for making the iPad Pro everything I need on the go.

    I'm also looking at getting back into Parallels Access, as I think that might have a good place on iPad Pro too.
     
  9. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    I don't pay anything and I am able to remote access away from home. Like I said, maybe I'm grandfathered in to a free plan.
     
  10. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    Oh ok, yeah I bought mine early on and with one of the updates I thought I saw that they had switched to a subscription base for new members, but unlimited access for those who've already purchased it. I may just be thinking of their add-ons though, I know those are subscription based.
     
  11. rwp macrumors member

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    I am also a happy Screens user. I have set up profiles to remotely control my home and work Macs through VNC. Works well, and I particularly like the 'trackpad' mode.
     
  12. jeepik macrumors regular

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    jump desktop..allows for resolution change which is really helpful with the iPad screen
     
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    I've been using Parallels Access. It's a pay subscription product, but a subscription is included with Parallels Desktop for Mac (for creating virtual machines, like for running Windows or Linux on the Mac) which I use anyway. It's pretty iPad-friendly.
     
  15. max2 macrumors 68000

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    Same here.
     
  16. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    FYI, Screens is on sale for $9.99 for Black Friday.
     

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